Nys Senate Committee Assignments 2015

NYS Senate Republican Majority

Fred Akshar | District 52 | fredakshar.com 

Growing up in a small town like Afton taught me important life lessons and made me appreciate the values that we share.

I’ve spent the last 15 years of my life protecting and serving this community with dedication and passion. I’m going to bring that same dedication and passion to the State Senate... read more >

George Amedore | District 46 | georgeamedore.com

Elected in the fall of 2010, Greg represents the 40th Senate District comprised of all of Putnam County, northern Westchester County, and eastern Dutchess County. He is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs, and is one of only two State Senators appointed to Governor Cuomo’s Savings and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Committee... read more >

John J. Bonacic | District 42 | johnbonacic.com

In 2011, Senator Bonacic was named Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He is responsible for oversight of the Governor’s Judicial Nominations, as well as all proposed Constitutional Amendments, as well as matters relating to the practice of law in New York State. He is also Chairman of the Senate Committee on Racing, Wagering and Gaming. That Committee has oversight of the State’s horse racing industry, as well as casino gaming in New York State... read more >

Phillip M. Boyle | District 4 | boyleforsenate.com

Phil was elected to the New York State Senate in November of 2012. During his first term in the state senate, Phil was named Chairman of the NYS Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, a bipartisan committee charged with gathering information on a devastating heroin epidemic wreaking havoc across the State...  read more >

Thomas D. Croci | District 3 | tomcroci.com

Senator Croci and his family are strong supporters of charitable causes including The Christopher D. Smithers Foundation, The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and Derek Jeter’s Turn Two Foundation to name a few. Tom, his dad and sister established the Jo-Ann C. Croci Foundation in memory of Tom’s mother who died after battling Cancer in 2008. His father, Tom Sr., passed away in the spring of 2014. The Jo-Ann Croci Foundation provides educational scholarships to deserving Connetquot High School students. Tom grew up in Bohemia and now resides in Sayville....  read more >

John A. DeFrancisco | District 50 | defran4senate.com

  Senator DeFrancisco was first elected to the New York State Senate in 1992 and was reelected by substantial margins in each of his following races. Senator DeFrancisco has worked with his Senate Republican colleagues on legislation to help reduce crime, reform welfare, make government more transparent, and to hold the line on state spending...  read more >

Hugh T. Farley | District 44 | hughfarley.com

In his first run for State office, Senator Farley soundly defeated an incumbent in the race for State Senate in 1976, and was reelected in 1978 with twice the plurality of his first Senate election. Reelected each two years since then, he continues to win with overwhelming margins. Senator Farley has consistently earned among the highest vote pluralities in the State...  read more >

Simcha Felder  |  District 17  |  simchafelder.com

State Senator Simcha Felder was elected in a decisive victory in November 2012 to represent the 17th Senate District which encompasses the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Midwood, Flatbush, Borough Park, Kensington, Sunset Park, Madison and Bensonhurst...  read more >

John J. Flanagan | District 2 | flanaganforsenate.com

Senator John J. Flanagan represents the Second Senate District, which includes the entire Town of Smithtown and portions of the Town of Brookhaven and the Town of Huntington. He was first elected to represent this part of Suffolk County in 2002 and overwhelmingly reelected in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Senator Flanagan was elected to serve as Temporary President and Majority Leader of the Senate on May 11, 2015.... read more >

Rich Funke | District 55 | richfunkeforsenate.com

Rich was born in Batavia and attended Pembroke High School where he earned all-county honors in football. He attended Adelphi University where he played quarterback and received his bachelor’s degree in Business... read more >

Pat Gallivan | District 59 | gallivanforsenate.com

In November of 2010 Senator Gallivan was elected as New York State Senator for the 59th District by citizens of Erie, Wyoming , Livingston and Ontario Counties. He is also a small business owner, founding and operating a full service professional investigation and security firm. Additionally, he previously served as a Member of the New York State Board of Parole... read more >

Martin J. Golden | District 22 | martygolden.org

Senator Golden was elected to represent Brooklyn's 22nd Senate District in 2002. Senator Marty Golden has established himself as one of the most influential lawmakers in the City and State of New York. Senator Golden has authored over 75 laws most notably in the areas of public safety, tax cuts, economic development, and senior citizen issues... read more >

Joseph A. Griffo | District 47 | votegriffo.com

A fiscal conservative, dedicated to fighting for change, Joseph A. Griffo was elected Senator in the 47thDistrict in the fall of 2006. He represents New Yorkers in Oneida, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties... read more >

Kemp Hannon | District 6 |  electhannon.com

Senator Hannon succeeded John Dunne as Senator for the 6th District in 1989. He is currently Assistant Majority Leader for House Operations. He served as the Chairman for the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Health from 1995 – 2008, the ranking Member of this committee from 2009 -2010, and currently serves as the Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Health once again. His other Senate Committee Assignments include Finance, Mental Health, Civic Service and Pensions, and Rules... read more >

Andrew J. Lanza | District 24 |  lanzaforsenate.com

Senator Andrew J. Lanza was elected to represent Staten Island’s 24th New York State Senate District on November 7, 2006. As a former New York City Council member, prosecutor, accountant and business owner, Senator Lanza brings extensive public and private experience to the Senate... read more >

William J. Larkin, Jr. | District 39 |  larkin2016.com

Senator Larkin is in his 32nd year in the New York State Legislature, having served in the Assembly from 1979-1990. He was first elected to the New York State Senate in November 1990, defeating the incumbent by a wide margin. In 2011, Senator Larkin was appointed to the Senate leadership position of Majority Whip for the Senate Majority Conference... read more >

Kenneth P. LaValle | District 1 |  lavalleforsenate.com

Senator LaValle was first elected to the New York State Senate in 1976 and was appointed Chairman of the Senate Committee on Higher Education in 1979. Senator LaValle has helped shape higher education policy in New York State for more than 30 years where his work with education leaders at the State University of New York, City University of New York and independent colleges has earned him the respect of the academic community... read more >

Elizabeth Little | District 45 |  bettylittle.com

Senator Little is serving her fourth term representing the residents of the 45th Senate District. As the Ranking Member of the Local Government Committee, Senator Little acknowledging the financial difficulties confronting many local governments throughout New York, and continues to be a leading proponent of a more cooperative approach between state government and local governments to ensure public services are delivered affordably and effectively... read more >

Carl L. Marcellino | District 5 | carlmarcellino.com

Senator Carl Louis Marcellino was elected to represent the Fifth Senate District on March 14, 1995 and serves as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Majority Conference. He is Chairman of one of the Senate’s senior committees, the Senate Education Committee and Vice Chairman of the Transportation Committee. Senator Marcellino also serves as a member on the Senate Committees on Rules, Finance, Banks, Consumer Protection, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Environmental Conservation, and Labor... read more >

Kathleen A. Marchione| District 43 |  KathyMarchione.com

    Kathy Marchione was first elected to the New York State Senate in 2012, and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2014 to continue serving and representing families across the 43rd Senate District, which includes parts of Rensselaer, Saratoga and Washington Counties, and all of Columbia County... read more >

Jack M. Martins | District 7 |  martinsforsenate.com

Senator Martins was sworn in to represent New York State’s Seventh Senate District in January 2011. Prior to his election to the State Senate, Senator Martins served as Mayor of the Village of Mineola for eight years... read more >

Terrence P. Murphy | District 40 | vote4murphy.com

Dr. Murphy was elected to the Yorktown Town Board in 2009 and re-elected in 2013, delivering the first back-to-back tax cuts in a generation and ushering in $250 million in economic development projects. In 2014, he was elected to the New York State Senate with 55.3% of the vote, representing the 40th District, which includes portions of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties....  read more > 

Michael F. Nozzolio | District 54 | mikenozzolio.com

Senator Nozzolio is currently Chairman of the New York State Senate Codes Committee, as well as Majority Whip of the Senate. The Codes Committee is one of the most important and active committees in the State Senate and considers issues and legislation relating to New York’s criminal and civil justice system. He is also a member of both the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Rules Committee, which have jurisdiction over the State budget and all legislation before the State Senate. He is also the senior Senator representing the Monroe County delegation in the New York State Senate.... read more >

Thomas F. O'Mara | District 53 | tomomara.com

Senator O'Mara was elected to represent New York State’s 53rd Senate District in 2010. His district covers all of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and a portion of Tompkins County (the city and town of Ithaca, and the towns of Enfield, Newfield and Ulysses)... read more >

Robert G. Ortt | District 62 | robortt.com

Robert G. Ortt was sworn into office as a New York State Senator for the 62nd District in January of 2015. From Jan. 1, 2010 to Dec. 31, 2014, Rob served as Mayor of North Tonawanda. In that role, he developed executive experience with an in-depth understanding of local government. Prior to becoming Mayor, he served as the City Treasurer and then, Clerk-Treasurer of North Tonawanda.... read more >

Michael H. Ranzenhofer | District 61 | mikeranzenhoferforstatesenate.com

Senator Ranzenhofer, Republican-Conservative-Independence, was elected to a second term in the New York State Senate on November 2, 2010. Prior to being elected to the State Senate, he served as an Erie County Legislator, from 1989 to 2008... read more >

Patty Ritchie | District 48 | pattyritchie.com

Senator Ritchie was elected to the State Senate in 2010, defeating a popular, four-term, Albany incumbent in a campaign that focused on the need to strengthen the economy of Central and Northern New York, create jobs, lower taxes, and combat waste and overregulation... read more >

Joseph E. Robach | District 56 | joerobach.com

Senator Joseph Robach is the New York State Senate representative for the 56th Senatorial District which encompasses the Towns of Greece, Brighton, Parma and most of the City of Rochester. Before his election to the Senate, Robach served as an Assemblyman for 11 years filling the seat vacated by the unfortunate passing of his father... read more >

Sue Serino | District 41 | sueserino.com

Having spent her life in Dutchess, Sue cares deeply about ensuring our communities remain places where our young people can afford to start their lives and our seniors can afford to stay and enjoy the lives that they worked so hard to build. Residents of the 41st District should know that Sue will fight tirelessly in Albany to achieve that goal.... read more >

James L. Seward | District 51 | jimseward.com

Senator Seward was elected to the state senate in 1986 and was appointed chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, where he developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and effective spokesman for the senate majority on statewide energy issues.... read more >

Michael Venditto | District 8 | michaelvenditto.com

Michael believes that there is no better place than Long Island to live and raise a family and he is committed to preserving our outstanding quality of life he and his wife, Antonella, who recently became first-time parents to a new baby boy, plan to raise their own children here. He's an advocate for strong schools, and responds to citizens' concerns about issues that threaten our communities.... read more >

Catharine Young | District 57 | senatorcathyyoung.com

Senator Young was elected to the Senate in 2005 and Chairs the Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development, which works to develop legislation to help revitalize communities; assist families in buying and preserving their homes; and create safe, affordable rental housing. She also Chairs the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources that is dedicated to creating policies that will boost economic revitalization and strengthen rural communities throughout Upstate... read more >


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Gillibrand.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gillibrand is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Gillibrand has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Kirsten Gillibrand sits on the following committees:

  • Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
    • Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security
    • Member, Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade
    • Member, Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops
  • Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Senate Special Committee on Aging

Enacted Legislation

Gillibrand was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

  • S. 3071 (114th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7802 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, New York, as the “Jeanne and Jules ...
  • S. 2465 (114th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 15 Rochester Street in Bergen, New York, as the Barry G. Miller Post ...
  • S. 2088 (114th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 90 Cornell Street in Kingston, New York, at the “Staff Sergeant Robert H. ...
  • S. 1424 (114th): Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015
  • S. 2056 (113th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13127 Broadway Street in Alden, New York, as the “Sergeant Brett E. Gornewicz ...
  • S. 2057 (113th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 198 Baker Street in Corning, New York, as the “Specialist Ryan P. Jayne ...
  • S. 233 (113th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 815 County Road 23 in Tyrone, New York, as the “Specialist Christopher Scott ...

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gillibrand sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (18%)Agriculture and Food (15%)Government Operations and Politics (14%)Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%)Education (13%)Armed Forces and National Security (11%)Taxation (9%)Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Gillibrand’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gillibrand’s VoteVote Description
Nay H.R. 2810: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018
Sep 18, 2017. Bill Passed 89/8.
H.R. 2810 authorizes and prioritizes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) and military activities and construction, and prescribes military personnel strengths for Fiscal Year 2018. The bill authorizes $613.8 billion in base funding, including a $28.5 billion increase above the President’s budget for essential ...
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Nay S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed 85/13.
Nay On the Nomination PN1152: John B. King, of New York, to be Secretary of Education
Mar 14, 2016. Nomination Confirmed 49/40.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
Yea H.J.Res. 3 (111th): Relating to the disapproval of obligations under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
Jan 22, 2009. Passed 270/155.
Nay H.Res. 1284 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the ...
Jun 19, 2008. Passed 342/83.
No H.R. 2634 (110th): Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation of 2008
Apr 16, 2008. Passed 285/132.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Mar 2018, Gillibrand missed 21 of 2,700 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

Show the numbers...

Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
2009 Jan-Mar10343.9%92nd
2009 Apr-Jun9611.0%45th
2009 Jul-Sep8900.0%0th
2009 Oct-Dec9400.0%0th
2010 Jan-Mar10800.0%0th
2010 Apr-Jun9611.0%42nd
2010 Jul-Sep4412.3%60th
2010 Nov-Dec5112.0%46th
2011 Jan-Mar4612.2%60th
2011 Apr-Jun5800.0%0th
2011 Jul-Sep4912.0%48th
2011 Oct-Dec8200.0%0th
2012 Jan-Mar6300.0%0th
2012 Apr-Jun10900.0%0th
2012 Jul-Sep2800.0%0th
2012 Nov-Dec5012.0%57th
2013 Jan-Jan100.0%0th
2013 Jan-Mar9211.1%62nd
2013 Apr-Jun7600.0%0th
2013 Jul-Sep4300.0%0th
2013 Oct-Dec8000.0%0th
2014 Jan-Mar9311.1%49th
2014 Apr-Jun12300.0%0th
2014 Jul-Sep5459.3%90th
2014 Nov-Dec9611.0%50th
2015 Jan-Mar13500.0%0th
2015 Apr-Jun8500.0%0th
2015 Jul-Sep5211.9%58th
2015 Oct-Dec6700.0%0th
2016 Jan-Mar3800.0%0th
2016 Apr-Jun7911.3%45th
2016 Jul-Sep3400.0%0th
2016 Nov-Dec1200.0%0th
2017 Jan-Mar10100.0%0th
2017 Apr-Jun5400.0%0th
2017 Jul-Sep5300.0%0th
2017 Oct-Dec11700.0%0th
2018 Jan-Mar4900.0%0th

Primary Sources

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Kirsten Gillibrand is pronounced:

KEER-stun // JIL-uh-brand

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